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Location: Annapolis, Md.
The Skinny: Think of residential architecture in and around the D.C. area, and you'll probably picture a Georgetown row house or a sprawling suburban McMansion in Anne Arundel, but as we've seen before, the Beltway has at least one practitioner of modern design in the glass-lovin' form of Robert Gurney. Here we've got a twofer from the AIA award-winning architect, with a glassy, angular, three-bedroom main house sharing a lot on Maryland's Harness Creek with a traditional-ish two bedroom cottage. The main attraction, of course, is the spiky silhouette of the bigger home, with its floor-to-ceiling windows and its mix of wood siding and copper cladding. The light-filled interiors, which currently have kind of a CB2 showroom feel, are promising spaces, and the kitchen is a minimalist exercise in putting everything (including the Sub-Zero) in an island and a few teak wall cabinets. The cottage, which is used by the current owners as a rental property, has an enclosed porch and sits just a few feet from the water. The whole thing comes with an acre of land and is asking $2.569M, more than double what it sold for just over a year ago.